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File Uploads

Files can be uploaded to Datameer using the 'Add new' button button on the home page, the 'Add' button button from inside a Workspace, or by simply dragging and dropping files directly into the browser window on most pages.


Any files you upload will live in your company's Datameer environment and all the other Datameer users in your organization will be able to read and use them in their own work. Please consider the confidentiality of files before uploading them to Datameer.

File types#

Any type of file can be uploaded to Datameer. Depending on what type of file is uploaded, Datameer will turn it into either a dataset or a document.

Files in CSV format become datasets in Datameer and can be viewed and interacted with inside a Workspace's Workbench.

General considerations#

  • Name - Cannot contain the backtick (`) character or begin with either a space or an underline (_) character.
  • File size - Files up to 1Gb are supported by default. Larger CSV, JSON, or Parquet files can be stored on S3 and connected to Datameer from there.
  • Data size - Dataset files with more than 512 columns will not upload to Datameer. Datasets containing more than 3 million rows will upload but are not processed by Datameer and will display with an error (warning triangle - yellow) next to their names (see Supported data: Data size for details).

Excel files #

Excel supports TimeType columns that contain no date or time zone information (eg "10:00 am"). If you upload excel files with TimeType data in them, those columns will be converted into strings inside Datameer.